Trump Requests 'More American' Air Force One Design

14 July, 2018, 04:10 | Author: Myra Gill
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	Donald Trump's private jet at Aberdeen Airport

But during a February meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about a $4 billion program to replace two 747-200B jets used by the president, Trump reportedly expressed his preference for a red, white, and blue design. He wants to replace the current light blue trim-which he described as a "Jackie Kennedy color"-or something potentially involving the red, white, and blue of the USA flag".

But no plans are set in stone yet, according to the official, who spoke to CNN about the redesign.

Air Force One was last redesigned by industrial designer Raymond Loewy for President John F. Kennedy in 1962, when it was painted sky blue and cyan.

The planes now used by the White House were first brought into service back in 1990.

Thanks to his European travels this week, President Trump has logged some considerable hours on Air Force One lately. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union.


President Donald Trump wants to repaint Air Force One and change the color from white and robin's egg blue to something "more American", Axios reports. The Trump White House hasn't released any photos of the private suite, so it's unclear if Trump has the same configuration aboard Air Force One today.

Trump also wants changes to the interior of the plane, too.

"Why would anyone want to discard an Air Force One design that evokes more than a half-century of American history?" presidential historian Michael Beschloss asked.

Shortly after taking office, Mr. Trump took the unusual step of personally negotiating with Boeing for two brand new 747s.

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